Buckingham is looking to beef up its rules for billboards, in order to avoid the headaches that Doylestown Township has seen.
Though the township already has restrictive rules, supervisors on Wednesday began pondering further limits, including a ban on video or electronic graphic signs, and size restrictions of 100 square feet.
“We think we're pretty well-protected, but we're considering strengthening that,” said Henry Rowan, supervisor chairman. “Every municipality is looking at that.”
The re-examination comes as Doylestown Township and the borough each enacted new rules after a 35-foot-high billboard was constructed at Route 611 in early January.
Alyssa Nace, a Mechanicsville resident, urged a strengthening of rules, telling supervisors she worried about those kind of billboards cropping up in Buckingham.
Rowan and Supervisor Jon Forest noted electrical signs are beginning to pop up in the area, as well, with the ordinance seeking to address them.
“They're coming,” Rowan said.
The rules being floated would prohibit billboards within 350 feet of a park or a residential or agricultural property. Off-premise signs could not be painted directly on a building.
The signs couldn't be placed in a way to interfere with the vision of drivers. Their overall height from the ground couldn't be more than 30 feet.
By: RILEY YATES (Thu, Jun/28/2007